Cambridge InsideOut schedule - week-by-week schedule

Cambridge InsideOutRobert & Judy on Cambridge InsideOutNote: We're actively seeking guests for the show. If you would like to do either a single or a double segment on some topic or if you have some significant news updates or if you have anything else to say of interest to the hosts, let me know and we'll consider scheduling you on the show. Each segment is 27 minutes long (assuming we start on time) and it's important to get to the studio a little early (5:15pm for the 5:30pm show, for example). The hosts (Judy Nathans and Robert Winters) prefer to schedule guests with whom we can have an actual conversation, so it's helpful if we know at least a little about whatever you'd like to talk about on the show. We can switch back and forth to websites during the show to provide greater detail, and we can pre-load any such detail onto a web page if it is provided at least a day before the show. - RW

Episode 445 (Jan 14, 2020, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio]
Topics: New year, new City Council; Jan 13 Council meeting, Tree Removal Moratorium extension debated; practical vs. ideological; committee appointments; City Manager contract and budget growth
Episode 446 (Jan 14, 2020, 6:00pm) [audio]
Topics: Schmidt Petition, definition of "family" in zoning, rooming houses; rent control vs. helping people; What's Next? chasing a crisis vs. promoting a good idea; Will this be a confiscatory Council?; incentives vs. mandates
Episode 443 (Jan 7, 2020, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio] w/Patrick Barrett
Topics: City Council and School Committee Inaugurations; Election of Mayor, Vice-Chair of City Council; School Committee & Cancel Culture; City Manager Contract on the horizon; Liberalism vs. Radicalism; Freakonomics in affordable housing, small business, and the Achievement Gap; money doesn't solve everything
Episode 444 (Jan 7, 2020, 6:00pm) [audio] w/Patrick Barrett
Topics: City Council priorities; return of Subsidized Housing Overlay proposal or alternatives; tenant protections and condo regulation; protection vs. control; zoning & development in Central Square, near Union Sq./Green Line Extension; Alewife possibilities, including multiple bridges
Episode 441 (Dec 17, 2019, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio] w/Patrick Barrett
Topics: On Elections & Vacancies; The Departure of Councillors Craig Kelley & Jan Devereux; Karp Petition and East Cambridge development, Contract Zoning a.k.a. "Let's Make A Deal"; Mall Tales and Mini-Retail
Episode 442 (Dec 17, 2019, 6:00pm) [audio] w/Patrick Barrett
Topics: Harvard Square Zoning Petition - how zoning might help retail.; Form-Based Zoning - Citywide Somerville Rezoning; Finding the "Sweet Spot" in zoning density
Episode 439 (Dec 10, 2019, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio]
Topics: Impeachment; recycling
Episode 440 (Dec 10, 2019, 6:00pm) [audio]
Topics: Surveillance Ordinance and Surveillance Use Policy; Karp Petition up next week; Incentive Zoning and the latest Nexus Report and recommendations; Inclusionary Zoning
Episode 437 (Dec 3, 2019, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio]
Topics: Analysis of voters by age, turnout, possible causes; cost of a campaign, effectiveness
Episode 438 (Dec 3, 2019, 6:00pm) [audio]
Topics: Karp Petition ordination pending; Universal Pre-K, Tobin School renovation/relocation; participatory budgeting
Episode 435 (Nov 26, 2019, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio]
Topics: Karp Petition; Planning vs. "Let's Make A Deal"; how high is high, how dense is dense?; the YIMBY-NIMBY War to Nowhere
Episode 436 (Nov 26, 2019, 6:00pm) [audio]
Topics: Harvard Square zoning petition, "super crosswalk"; zoning change vs. cultural change; riding the latest bandwagon; License Commission authority
Episode 433 (Nov 19, 2019, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio]
Topics: Final Official Municipal election results; ballot data; ward/precinct distribution; #2 Vote Distribution; Instant Runoff mayor
Episode 434 (Nov 19, 2019, 6:00pm) [audio]
Topics: The Replacements; more results from ballot data; campaign finance reform
Episode 431 (Nov 12, 2019, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio] w/Patrick Barrett
Topics: Municipal election results; effectiveness of slates; role of major issues (if any); what's next
Episode 432 (Nov 12, 2019, 6:00pm) [audio] w/Patrick Barrett
Topics: Election last details; Harvard Square Zoning Petition; where do we go from here
Episode 429 (Oct 29, 2019, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio]
Topics: Election coming; voter success; dirty politics, warring slates, and inflammatory issues; "Who defines 'the issues'?"
Episode 430 (Oct 29, 2019, 6:00pm) [audio]
Topics: dog people; awaiting report; the "gift" of the Foundry; renewable energy, municipal utilities, cost effectiveness; "weaponizing" the issue of campaign donations; shaming as a political strategy
Episode 427 (Oct 22, 2019, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio]
Topics: Election coming; election systems, district vs. at-large; Candidate page updates; slates & endorsing organizations; incumbency protection and feeders; how to vote a PR ballot
Episode 428 (Oct 22, 2019, 6:00pm) [audio]
Topics: Candidate forums; Cambridge Club event; some Plan E history; Devereux piece; myths about single-family zoning and density; Green Line Extension; growing the metropolis
Episode 425 (Oct 15, 2019, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio]
Topics: Candidate slates and election outlook; a look at municipal elections over the years; Flotsam & Jetsam
Episode 426 (Oct 15, 2019, 6:00pm) [audio]
Topics: Slates, candidate forums, strategies, campaign spending, "developer money"; Ranked Choice Voting; MIT, energy; Opening King Open
Episode 423 (Oct 8, 2019, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio]
Topics: Tax rate hearing; property tax classification; residential exemption; tax levy; Harvard Square Zoning Petition; and more
Episode 424 (Oct 8, 2019, 6:00pm) [audio]
Topics: Energy (gas & electric) infrastructure and City Council proposals; other topics from Oct 7 Council meeting
Episode 421 (Oct 1, 2019, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio]
Topics: Candidate slates; political action committees; DigBoston Dirty Politics; ABC, CResA, ORC, CCC; reemergence of single-issue politics; independent candidates; future Council - Practical Solutions or Pointless Revolution
Episode 422 (Oct 1, 2019, 6:00pm) [audio]
Topics: School Committee election; Candidate Forums; slate politics; SNL; pending zoning matters - Karp, Article 19, Northwest Alewife Quadrangle, and Barrett Times Three
Episode 419 (Sept 24, 2019, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio]
Topics: Bow Tie Ride; supervoters; First St. Garage/Courthouse resolution; Cannabis Business Ordinance approved; beer gardens in City parks
Episode 420 (Sept 24, 2019, 6:00pm) [audio]
Topics: Road ahead for bike lanes on Mass. Ave.; resources to find out about candidates; Candidate Pages, CCTV videos, forums; sage advice; Follow the Money; campaign propaganda
Episode 417 (Sept 17, 2019, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio]
Topics: Sept 16 Council meeting (Part 1) - Cannabis, First Street Garage, Lobbying via Direct Mail, zoning history, changing nature of the city, New Street zoning failure
Episode 418 (Sept 17, 2019, 6:00pm) [audio]
Topics: Sept 16 Council meeting (Part 2) - UpperWest pandering and Charter ignorance, evolution of License Commission practices, Municipal Broadband feasibility and shelf life, candidate forums and endorsements, CDD policy failures
Episode 415 (Sept 10, 2019, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio]
Topics: Sept 9 Council meeting (Part 1) - First Street Garage, Affordable Housing Overlay, and more
Episode 416 (Sept 10, 2019, 6:00pm) [audio]
Topics: Sept 9 Council meeting (Part 2) - First Street Garage, Affordable Housing Overlay, and more
Episode 413 (Aug 13, 2019, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio] w/Patrick Barrett
Topics: Central Square (of course); Overlay continued; Courthouse politics; zoning for a purpose
Episode 414 (Aug 13, 2019, 6:00pm) [audio] w/Patrick Barrett
Topics: Creative zoning for Squares and mixed use districts; thoughts on this year's municipal elections and lack of civic infrastructure
Episode 411 (Aug 6, 2019, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio]
Topics: Overlay juggernaut; targeting single-family homes for fun and politics; false attribution and zoning; lack of a coherent housing vision
Episode 412 (Aug 6, 2019, 6:00pm) [audio]
Topics: Cannabis Business Regulation and political patronage; electric vehicles, Eversource, and using surplus parking for charging; First Street Garage theatrics; municipal election candidates all set
Episode 409 (July 16, 2019, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio]
Topics: Candidate updates; emerging civic/political organizations; some history of downzoning, upzoning, and Concord-Alewife; road to a bridge at Alewife
Episode 410 (July 16, 2019, 6:00pm) [audio]
Topics: East Cambridge Courthouse saga, political red herrings, and intellectual dishonesty; the need for a better plan for the greater Lechmere area; the joys of homeownership - drains and trees and broken things (and Eversource)
Episode 407 (July 2, 2019, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio]
Topics: "Affordable Housing Overlay" at Planning Board & Ordinance Committee; Inclusionary Zoning; some housing history; CDD Housing Division as landlords
Episode 408 (July 2, 2019, 6:00pm) [audio]
Topics: Candidates pulling nomination papers; who is and is not running; School Committee toxicity; Open Archives highlights; Tom Magliozzi; hiding the state flag
Episode 405 (June 25, 2019, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio]
Topics: Picking winners in Inclusionary Housing, Cannabis permitting; micro-legislating; First Street Garage & innuendo
Episode 406 (June 25, 2019, 6:00pm) [audio]
Topics: Open Archives, Car Talk Plaza, City Dance Party; candidate updates; rooftop mechanicals, BarBQ; Arts Task Force, CMAC, EMF, and politics
Episode 403 (June 18, 2019, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio] w/Patrick Barrett
Topics: City Clerk-Elect Anthony Wilson and a tribute to City Clerk Donna Lopez; Central Square Business Improvement District - where do we go from here?
Episode 404 (June 18, 2019, 6:00pm) [audio] w/Patrick Barrett
Topics: Proposed Subsidized Housing Overlay; housing issues in general; regional housing perspective; Sullivan Courthouse
Episode 401 (June 11, 2019, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio]
Topics: Central Square Business Improvement District (BID) approved; evolving transportation.
Episode 402 (June 11, 2019, 6:00pm) [audio]
Topics: Candidate updates (before Patty Nolan announced), candidate requirements; big issues, candidate pages; zoning - infrastructure and obstruction, Eversource; echoes of the Parking Freeze
Episode 399 (June 4, 2019, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio]
Topics: modifying the PR ballot, PR misconceptions, Ranked Choice Voting for Presidential primaries, Democratic realities, candidate updates, campaign finance, PR election strategizing
Episode 400 (June 4, 2019, 6:00pm) [audio]
Topics: Reefer Madness; Mapping Feminist Cambridge, Mapping Utopia, walking tours; Mark McCabe retirement; TNCs and the taxi industry, liquor licences, AirBnB; Zero Waste and the evolution of recycling
Episode 397 (May 21, 2019, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio]
Topics: FY2020 Budget adoption; Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center (CMAC) questions; Constellation Center future; Foundry; and the Cambridge Health Alliance
Episode 398 (May 21, 2019, 6:00pm) [audio]
Topics: Bike Ride; modifying the PR ballot; some PR election facts; curb cuts; Cambridge River Arts Festival; paradigm shifts and the achievement gap in the Cambridge Public Schools
Episode 395 (May 14, 2019, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio]
Topics: Devereux announcement to not seek reelection; election-related matters, modifying the ballot, new candidates; candy and cannabis and Central Square
Episode 396 (May 14, 2019, 6:00pm) [audio]
Topics: School Committee controversies and dysfunction; wrapping up the budget; Transportation planning vs. "quick build" for Mass. Ave.; controversy for political gain; State seal controversy; civic opportunities
Episode 393 (May 7, 2019, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio]
Topics: Jane Jacobs and the virtue of standing in the way of "progress"; reconsidering the roadways; Cambridgeport churches; Outstanding City Employees
Episode 394 (May 7, 2019, 6:00pm) [audio]
Topics: Budget hearings; new candidates; new, old, good, bad, and dreadful zoning petitions
Episode 391 (Apr 30, 2019, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio] w/Patrick Barrett
Topics: Affordable Housing Overlay proposal; broken zoning; the value of building market rate housing; luxury housing that isn't; virtue signalling and politics
Episode 392 (Apr 30, 2019, 6:00pm) [audio] w/Patrick Barrett
Topics: Retail vacancies - right and wrong solutions; problematic zoning; amateur cannabis regulation; Freakonomics
Episode 389 (Apr 23, 2019, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio]
Topics: FY2020 Budget; Central Square Business Improvement District (BID) petition filed; cities reshaping themselves
Episode 390 (Apr 23, 2019, 6:00pm) [audio]
Topics: Webster Ave. bike alternatives; Eversource substation and misperceptions of risk; Courthouse opportunistic politics; cannabis proliferation; no-excuse absentee voting, lowering voting age, and non-citizen voting
Episode 387 (Apr 9, 2019, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio]
Topics: Red Sox Home Opener; Destination Watertown; Livable Cambridge forum; Courthouse & other political opportunism; candidate updates; cycling safety ordinance; Beware of Zealots; the Wisdom of Kelley
Episode 388 (Apr 9, 2019, 6:00pm) [audio]
Topics: Graduate student realities, unionization; adjunct faculty exploitation; university relations; workforce development; STEM/STEAM initiatives; trades; rocket ships and science and mathematics
Episode 385 (Apr 2, 2019, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio]
Topics: The Subsidized Housing Overlay proposal; political misrepresentation
Episode 386 (Apr 2, 2019, 6:00pm) [audio]
Topics: Municipal candidates; rent control and tenant displacement; upcoming events; a word on applying to serve on City Boards & Commissions; political uprisings/opportunism in East Cambridge
Episode 383 (Mar 26, 2019, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio]
Topic: In and Out of Town - The Old Middlesex Canal
Episode 384 (Mar 26, 2019, 6:00pm) [audio]
Topics: Middlesex Canal; Mar 25 City Council meeting; Plan E and Proportional Representation - proportional to what?
Episode 381 (Mar 19, 2019, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio]
Topics: Candidate update and some PR notes; counting bikes, proposed Cycling Safety Ordinance; the misuse of surveys; and Better Buses?
Episode 382 (Mar 19, 2019, 6:00pm) [audio]
Topics: Plan E and the City Auditor; nominations for Outstanding City Employee awards; Faux Retail; Cambridgeside Galeria Re-Envisioned
Episode 379 (Mar 12, 2019, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio]
Topics: Fresh Pond/Mt. Auburn walk invitation; Housing Overlay proposal and Housing Committee meeting
Episode 380 (Mar 12, 2019, 6:00pm) [audio]
Topics: New City Council candidates; national politics; PR election realities; Zero Waste Plan; upcoming events
Episode 377 (Mar 5, 2019, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio]
Topics: Housing - Overlay proposal and background, Envision, condo conversion, and rent control; municipal election topics; defining Central Square
Episode 378 (Mar 5, 2019, 6:00pm) [audio]
Topics: Condos continued; task forces; River Street; AAA bond ratings; new Council candidates; national politics
Episode 375 (Feb 26, 2019, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio]
Topics: Tree Removal Moratorium vote and politics; proposal for a total ban on all leaf blowers
Episode 376 (Feb 26, 2019, 6:00pm) [audio]
Topics: Trucks & Free Speech; proposed MBTA fare increase, tradeoffs, Uber/Lyft; The Return of Lodging Houses?; home ownership & responsibility; acoustic music licensing
Episode 373 (Feb 19, 2019, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio]
Topics: Putnam Ave. fire; death of Paula Sharaga; Feb 11 City Council meeting; infrastructure
Episode 374 (Feb 19, 2019, 6:00pm) [audio]
Topics: Infrastructure; Tree Ordinance & proposed Moratorium; Robert's Rules & The Joy of Walking Out
Episode 371 (Feb 5, 2019, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio]
Topics: Patriots; Trees, continued; Eversource & Infrastructure; Assessing Upzoning; 20mph speed limit sign deluge
Episode 372 (Feb 5, 2019, 6:00pm) [audio]
Topics: Cannabis tax; Al Vellucci; Young'uns and Commissions; Board of Fun
Episode 369 (Jan 29, 2019, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio]
Topics: Proposed moratorium on tree removals; Jan 28 City Council meeting
Episode 370 (Jan 29, 2019, 6:00pm) [audio]
Topics: Bottled water; value of upzoning; publicl funding for municipal elections (again); Jan 29 City Council meeting
Episode 367 (Jan 15, 2019, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio]
Topics: Jan 14 City Council meeting; Notable Retirements, Envision Cambridge, aging water infrastructure, and more.
Episode 368 (Jan 15, 2019, 6:00pm) [audio]
Topics: How Big is Too Big?; table-setting for the election year.
Episode 365 (Jan 8, 2019, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio]
Topics: History; Political Trichotomy; Trees; Infrastructure & Inundation
Episode 366 (Jan 8, 2019, 6:00pm) [audio]
Topics: Significant passings; arts funding and earmarking; proposed Home Rule petition for a real estate transfer tax; and more
Episode 363 (Dec 18, 2018, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio]
Topics: One Way Zoning; Housing Choice Initiative; Suburban Zoning and Subsidized Housing
Episode 364 (Dec 18, 2018, 6:00pm) [audio]
Topics: Housing, continued; Cannabis Retail Ordained; City Clerk Donna Lopez to retire in May; Plan E in Lowell
Episode 361 (Dec 11, 2018, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio]
Topics: New Central Square Police Substation; Central Square BID update; Surveillance Ordinance; Revised Street Performer Ordinance; 1899 Ordinances.
Episode 362 (Dec 11, 2018, 6:00pm) [audio]
Topics: City Hall landscaping; Late Order on "Act to Promote Housing Choices", oddity of asymmetric rules for passing zoning ordinances, political consequences; Airplane Noise.
Episode 359 (Dec 4, 2018, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio]
Topics: Publicly funded municipal election campaigns and PR elections; refranchising of Cable TV and the future
Episode 360 (Dec 4, 2018, 6:00pm) [audio]
Topics: Early days of Cable TV, Grand Junction updates, Davis Sq. changes, flat roof zoning, accessory dwelling unit zoning, City housing policy = social ownership
Episode 357 (Nov 27, 2018, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio]
Topics: Late semester musings; Nov 26 City Council meeting - trees, curb cuts, councillor coddling, municipal facility upgrades, urban agriculture, outdoor lighting; Van Morrison and Astral Weeks
Episode 358 (Nov 27, 2018, 6:00pm) [audio]
Topics: Voter histories, targeting voters, publicly financed campaigns, age distribution of voters 2012-2018, voter turnout, supervoters, #1 voter fealty
Episode 355 (Nov 20, 2018, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio]
Topics: Thanksgiving memories; Nov 19 City Council meeting highlights - First Street Garage saga, Surveillance Ordinance, Street Performers Ordinance
Episode 356 (Nov 20, 2018, 6:00pm) [audio]
Topics: Nov 19 City Council meeting highlights - Street Performers Ordinance, Climate-relatd committee appointments, bicycle safety (esp. the Craigie Bridge & Museum Way)
Episode 353 (Nov 13, 2018, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio]
Topics: Central Square murals, Taste of the BID; Elections - local, state, federal - recounts & runoffs; Ranked Choice Voting in Maine
Episode 354 (Nov 13, 2018, 6:00pm) [audio]
Topics: Field trip following Cambridge organics recycling; Ranked Choice Voting; some PR history, and a comparison of the Cambridge PR election system and a proposed alternative
Episode 351 (Nov 6, 2018, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio] w/Patrick Barrett
Topics: Central Square, Business Improvement District (BID), Formula Business Ordinance and the Central Square Restoration Petition, Envision Cambridge
Episode 352 (Nov 6, 2018, 6:00pm) [audio] w/Patrick Barrett
Topics: Nov 5 City Council meeting highlights, Envision Cambridge, First Street Garage & Sullivan Courthouse redevelopment
Episode 349 (Oct 30, 2018, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio]
Topics: World Champion Red Sox, Oct 29 City Council highlights, trees!, proposal for early voting for municipal elections
Episode 350 (Oct 30, 2018, 6:00pm) [audio]
Topics: Growth Policy Document, Envision Cambridge Housing Working Group, middle-income housing, property assessments and FY19 tax bills, parking $ in Cambridge property, vacancy rates
Episode 347 (Oct 23, 2018, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio]
Topics: Baseball, Envision Cambridge, some history (Cambridge ECO, CCLN, Parking Freeze, Growth Policy Document, Vehicle Trip Reduction Ordinance, housing policy changes, Concord-Alewife Plan, Master Plan), Chapter 40B, Subsidized Housing Overlay proposal
Episode 348 (Oct 23, 2018, 6:00pm) [audio]
Topics: Envision Cambridge, middle-income housing, Central Square murals, formula business regulation
Episode 345 (Oct 16, 2018, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio]
Topics: Baseball, Oct 15 Council meeting, Inman Square, Subsidized Housing Overlay controversy, Envision Cambridge
Episode 346 (Oct 16, 2018, 6:00pm) [audio]
Topics: Zero Waste Report, urban design & retail (creating actve storefronts), Central Square, upcoming events
Episode 343 (Oct 2, 2018, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio]
Topics: Baseball, zoning & housing affordability, property taxes, tax rates, tax classification, tax levy
Episode 344 (Oct 2, 2018, 6:00pm) [audio]
Topics: affordable housing, Envision Cambridge end game, the changing face of Central Square
Episode 341 (Sept 25, 2018, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio]
Topics: Charter Rights and Wrongs, opioid lawsuit, Sancta Maria salvation, zoning & housing affordability, property taxes, tax rates, tax classification, tax levy, assessments
Episode 342 (Sept 25, 2018, 6:00pm) [audio]
Topics: time travel, Middlesex Canal, Constellation Center and future possibilities, resident permit parking fees, street cleaning/towing, current zoning petitions
Episode 339 (Sept 18, 2018, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio]
Topics: 3rd CD recount result, the case for Ranked Choice Voting, recycling updates, electric scooters, retail and vacant storefronts
Episode 340 (Sept 18, 2018, 6:00pm) [audio]
Topics: Sept 17 City Council meeting, Inman Sq. configuration to move ahead, rainwater and flat roof zoning petition, Envision Cambridge updates (Affordable Housing Overlay, Super-Inclusionary Zoning, Environment Performance Incentive proposals), and more
Episode 337 (Sept 11, 2018, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio]
Topics: Sept 11 comments, modern campaign realities, Primary Election results, 3rd Congressional District recount, Ranked Choice Voting, and Bill Galvin. [Note: The crackling sound at the start and at various points is the sound of one of the CCTV studio microphones failing.]
Episode 338 (Sept 11, 2018, 6:00pm) [audio]
Topics: 3rd CD recount, the case for Ranked Choice Voting, shortcomings of top-two runoffs, Capuano-Pressley election outcome and dynamics, voter turnout, November election outlook, some history of Question 9 (rent control), return of the City Council, Inman Sq. redesign questions, Envision Cambridge updates - development scenarios and likely pushback, quadrupling density and the proposed Affordable Housing Overlay, and ignoring traffic issues.
Episode 335 (Aug 28, 2018, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio]
Topics: Sept 4 Primary preview, Emerald Ash Borer
Episode 336 (Aug 28, 2018, 6:00pm) [audio]
Topics: new voting machines, MIT graduate student housing, new developments in Kendall Square, Alewife, Harvard Square
Episode 333 (Aug 21, 2018, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio]
Topics: Envision Cambridge, Affordable Housing Overlay proposal
Episode 334 (Aug 21, 2018, 6:00pm) [audio]
Topics: Central Square Mural Project, Neon lights!, OldTime Baseball
Episode 331 (Aug 14, 2018, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio]
Topics: EMF landmark study, St. James obstructionism, Fallout from the Nakagawa-Brown Debacle, pending zoning petitions, and more
Episode 332 (Aug 14, 2018, 6:00pm) [audio]
Topics: OldTime Baseball, Central Sq. murals, Surveillance Tech. Ordinance and Plan E Charter, civic opportunities, and upcoming primary
Episode 329 (Aug 7, 2018, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: Central Square Cultural District, Buildings Going Up!, St. James obstructionism
Episode 330 (Aug 7, 2018, 6:00pm)
Topics: Last details of the Midsummer City Council meeting, EMF landmarking proposal, Central Square Arts Overlay District
Episode 327 (July 31, 2018, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: July 30 City Council meeting, esp. Nakagawa-Brown disposition
Episode 328 (July 31, 2018, 6:00pm)
Topics: July 30 City Council meeting and more
Episode 325 (July 17, 2018, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: "a few of our favorite things" in Cambridge - with pictures, including Magazine Beach, Sacramento Field and the community garden, Fresh Pond Reservation, and Mount Auburn Cemetery.
Episode 326 (July 17, 2018, 6:00pm)
Topics: "a few of our favorite things" in Cambridge - with pictures, including Mount Auburn Cemetery, North Point, and the annual Old-Time Baseball game at St. Peter's Field
Episode 323 (July 10, 2018, 5:30pm) [materials]
Guest: Cathie Zusy; Topics: Magazine Beach, Powder magazine and other projects
Episode 324 (July 10, 2018, 6:00pm)
Topics: Civic leadership and some summer thoughts
Episode 321 (June 26, 2018, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: June 25 City Council meeting, pending zoning amendments
Episode 322 (June 26, 2018, 6:00pm)
Topics: June 25 City Council meeting, autonomous vehicles, Open Archives
Episode 319 (June 19, 2018, 5:30pm) [materials]
Guests: City Councillors Sumbul Siddiqui, Alanna Mallon. Topics: "Women Are Here" podcast and more.
Episode 320 (June 19, 2018, 6:00pm)
Topics: trees, commercial recycling, public safety and more
Episode 317 (June 12, 2018, 5:30pm) [materials]
Guest: Michael Monestime, Central Square Business Association. Topics: Business Improvement District proposal, Central Flea, River St./CB Plaza improvements, Arts Overlay
Episode 318 (June 12, 2018, 6:00pm)
Topics: Vellucci Plaza and Inman Square; Envision Cambridge - and then some
Episode 315 (May 29, 2018, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: Recycling, Broadband, FiOS.
Episode 316 (May 29, 2018, 6:00pm)
Topics: The Reluctant Delegate (Mass. Dem. State Convention); Envision Cambridge.
Episode 313 (May 22, 2018, 5:30pm) [materials] w/Patrick Barrett
Topics: Arts Overlay proposal for Central Square Cultural District
Episode 314 (May 22, 2018, 6:00pm) w/Patrick Barrett
Topics: May 21 Council meeting, Inman Square controversy, Harvard Square, alternate views on zoning
Episode 311 (May 15, 2018, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: May 14 Council meeting and some history of the Parking Freeze and the Vehicle Trip Reduction Ordinance
Episode 312 (May 15, 2018, 6:00pm)
Topics: May 14 Council meeting: proposed Outdoor Lighting Ordinance, traffic calming, trees
Episode 309 (May 8, 2018, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: FY2019 Cambridge Budget hearings, Curbside Compost Program, and related matters
Episode 310 (May 8, 2018, 6:00pm)
Topics: May 7 City Council meeting, parking issues, update on some Squares
Episode 307 (May 1, 2018, 5:30pm) [materials]
Possible Topics: Cambridge FY2019 Budget, historical look at City budgets
Episode 308 (May 1, 2018, 6:00pm)
Possible Topics: Featured items from the Apr 30 Cambridge City Council meeting
Episode 305 (Apr 24, 2018, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: proposed HP boycott and the new zoning petition relating to Alewife and climate and heat, etc. introduced at the Apr 23 Cambridge City Council meeting.
Episode 306 (Apr 24, 2018, 6:00pm)
Topics: FY2019 Cambridge City Budget plus a note on the pending sale of the Constellation Center site in Kendall Square.
Episode 303 (Apr 10, 2018, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: Alewife planning, resiliency, Pause Petition rebranded
Episode 304 (Apr 10, 2018, 6:00pm)
Topics: Pause Petition rebranded, EMF building update, upcoming events
Episode 301 (Apr 3, 2018, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: April 2 City Council meeting, EMF Building controversy
Episode 302 (Apr 3, 2018, 6:00pm)
Topics: First Week of Citywide Compost Collection; Economic Development Committee meeting on retail strategy, Harvard Square; upcoming events
Episode 299 (Mar 27, 2018, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: March 26 City Council meeting, Central Square Arts Overlay, Rooming Houses, and other housing issues
Episode 300 (Mar 27, 2018, 6:00pm)
Topics: short-term rental regulation updates, Housing Committee priorities, citizen activism for municipal broadband
Episode 297 (Mar 20, 2018, 5:30pm) [materials] w/Patrick Barrett
Topics: Tenant Right of First Refusal, Envision Cambridge
Episode 298 (Mar 20, 2018, 6:00pm) w/Patrick Barrett
Topics: Envision Cambridge, Central Square
Episode 295 (Mar 6, 2018, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: CRLS Boys Basketball, Mar 5 City Council meeting, rejection of proposed Tenant Right of First Refusal (a.k.a. Expansion of Eminent Domain to Residential Properties at Point of Sale)
Episode 296 (Mar 6, 2018, 6:00pm)
Topics: Ward caucuses, The Reluctant Delegate, Democratic party politics, upcoming meetings
Episode 293 (Feb 27, 2018, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: Feb 26 City Council meeting; new voting machines; Right of First Refusal; Bill Nobel; rent control.
Episode 294 (Feb 27, 2018, 6:00pm)
Topics: Feb 26 City Council meeting; bridges at Alewife; Fishbook; connectivity; and the future of transportation.
Episode 291 (Feb 13, 2018, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: Feb 12 City Council highlights - bike lanes, Inman Square redesign, Vision Zero, and more
Episode 292 (Feb 13, 2018, 6:00pm)
Topics: Cambridge Historical Commission landmark designation reports, fate of the "Tenant Right of First Refusal" bill, and more
Episode 289 (Feb 6, 2018, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: Feb 5 City Council meeting - Jerry's Pond, Central Square crosswalks, right of first refusal.
Episode 290 (Feb 6, 2018, 6:00pm)
Topics: proposed "Right of First Refusal" enabling legislation now at the State House
Episode 287 (Jan 30, 2018, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: Jan 29 City Council meeting; electric vehicles; Mass Pike reconfiguration; committee appointments, and more
Episode 288 (Jan 30, 2018, 6:00pm)
Topics: Central Square news and opportunities, and more
Episode 285 (Jan 23, 2018, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: Transportation planning - Green Line Extension, Mass Pike realignment, and more
Episode 286 (Jan 23, 2018, 6:00pm)
Topics: The Womens March - one year later; new voting machines coming; Kroon Petition and "formula business" regulation; Central Square news and opportunities
Episode 283 (Jan 16, 2018, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: Civic Nerdiness, City Council Rules and Committees
Episode 284 (Jan 16, 2018, 6:00pm)
Topics: Cambridge history of garbage
Episode 281 (Jan 9, 2018, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: Jan 8 City Council meeting highlights, supermarket closure, snow issues
Episode 282 (Jan 9, 2018, 6:00pm)
Topics: Council committee appointments; discussion of the record of the 2016-2017 City Council
Episode 279 (Jan 2, 2018, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: 2018 Inaugurations of the Cambridge City Council and School Committee and the Election of Mayor Marc McGovern
Episode 280 (Jan 2, 2018, 6:00pm)
Topics: Discussion of some of the more challenging priorities for the new 2018-2019 City Council
Episode 277 (Dec 19, 2017, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: Dec 18 City Council recap, fond farewells
Episode 278 (Dec 19, 2017, 6:00pm)
Topics: Harvard Square, Central Square, Catching Up on the Cambridge News
Episode 275 (Dec 12, 2017, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: Dec 11 City Council recap, Hubway, looking back at 2017
Episode 276 (Dec 12, 2017, 6:00pm)
Topics: Looking back at 2017, anticipating the next Council term
Episode 273 (Dec 5, 2017, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: Dec 4 City Council recap, curbside compost collection coming
Episode 274 (Dec 5, 2017, 6:00pm)
Topics: more election-related facts
Episode 271 (Nov 28, 2017, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: Election Data Binge - Part 1, final results, voter turnout, demographics
Episode 272 (Nov 28, 2017, 6:00pm)
Topics: Election Data Binge - Part 2, fractional transfer, #2 votes, vacancy replacements
Episode 269 (Nov 14, 2017, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: Post-Election Notes - Part 1
Episode 270 (Nov 14, 2017, 6:00pm)
Topics: Post-Election Notes - Part 2
Episode 267 (Oct 31, 2017, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: Pre-Election Notes
Episode 268 (Oct 31, 2017, 6:00pm)
Topics: Pre-Election Notes
Episode 265 (Oct 24, 2017, 5:30pm) [materials]
Guest: Emily Dexter, candidate for Cambridge School Committee
Episode 266 (Oct 24, 2017, 6:00pm)
Guest or Topics: MIT Volpe Petition ordained, Sanders meddles in local affairs
Episode 263 (Oct 17, 2017, 5:30pm) [materials]
Guest: David Weinstein, candidate for Cambridge School Committee
Episode 264 (Oct 17, 2017, 6:00pm)
Guest: Elechi Kadete, candidate for Cambridge School Committee
Episode 261 (Oct 10, 2017, 5:30pm) [materials]
Guest: Jake Crutchfield, candidate for Cambridge School Committee
Episode 262 (Oct 10, 2017, 6:00pm)
Guest: Josh Burgin, candidate for Cambridge City Council
Episode 259 (Oct 3, 2017, 5:30pm) [materials]
Guest: Manny Lusardi, Liaison for Immigrant Affairs (w/Vice-Mayor's Office)
Episode 260 (Oct 3, 2017, 6:00pm)
Topics: Elections, Harvard Square, Volpe Petition, property taxes
Episode 257 (Sept 19, 2017, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: elections, endorsements, Harvard Square, Sept 18 Council meeting
Episode 258 (Sept 19, 2017, 6:00pm)
Guest: School Committee candidate Piotr Mitros
Episode 255 (Sept 12, 2017, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: Sept 11 City Council meeting, tax-financed municipal campaigns, Volpe Petition
Episode 256 (Sept 12, 2017, 6:00pm)
Topics: Volpe Petition, MIT graduate housing, candidate forums, endorsements
Episode 253 (Aug 29, 2017, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: Hurricane Harvey and resiliency of cities, the Volpe Petition and a related new petition
Episode 254 (Aug 29, 2017, 6:00pm)
Topics: some history of the Plan E Charter and some of the realities of PR elections
Episode 251 (Aug 22, 2017, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: Oldtime Baseball, Solar Eclipse, Politics
Episode 252 (Aug 22, 2017, 6:00pm)
Topics: Cambridge Candidate Pages - some history and a request for topics, questionnaires from political organizations
Episode 249 (Aug 15, 2017, 5:30pm) [materials]
Guest: School Committee cabdidate Fran Cronin
Episode 250 (Aug 15, 2017, 6:00pm)
Guest: Wil Durbin and the newly ordained Cambridge regulations for short-term rentals
Episode 247 (Aug 8, 2017, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: Agenda items from the Aug 7 City Council meeting, especially the ordination of the Short-Term Rental Zoning Petition
Episode 248 (Aug 8, 2017, 6:00pm)
Topics: Agenda items from the Aug 7 City Council meeting, especially the MIT/Volpe Petition, controversy over segregated bike lanes, and an unsuccessful late effort to place a ballot question on the November ballot regarding publicly funded municipal campaigns
Episode 245 (Aug 1, 2017, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: Final list of candidates for Cambridge municipal election, Leland Cheung's decision to not seek reelection
Episode 246 (Aug 1, 2017, 6:00pm)
Topics: municipal campaign finance, MIT/Volpe Petition
Episode 243 (July 25, 2017, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: Cambridge municipal election and its many candidates as well as some history of Cambridge's PR elections
Episode 244 (July 25, 2017, 6:00pm)
Topics: upcoming events and some observations re: Harvard Square activism
Episode 241 (July 18, 2017, 5:30pm) [materials]
Guest: Alanna Mallon, City Council candidate
Episode 242 (July 18, 2017, 6:00pm)
Guest: Will MacArthur, School Committee candidate
Episode 239 (July 11, 2017, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: Nomination papers for Cambridge City Council and School Committee, candidate list - who's on the ballot so far
Episode 240 (July 11, 2017, 6:00pm)
Topics: Cambridge PR election history (especially the probability of an incumbent being ousted when there are multiple vacancies), and the status of short-term rental regulation
Episode 237 (June 27, 2017, 5:30pm) [materials]
Guest: Paul Toner, City Council candidate
Episode 238 (June 27, 2017, 6:00pm)
Topics: June 26 City Council meeting, upcoming events
Episode 235 (June 20, 2017, 5:30pm) [materials]
Guest: Sean Tierney, City Council candidate
Episode 236 (June 20, 2017, 6:00pm)
Topics: Adriane Musgrave, City Council candidate
Episode 233 (June 13, 2017, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: civic updates, electricity aggregation program, new municipal election candidates, and more
Episode 234 (June 13, 2017, 6:00pm)
Topics: City Council wrapup, short-term rentals, liquor licenses
Episode 231 - (June 6, 2017, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topic: June 5 City Council Roundtable meeting on Envision Cambridge - Alewife
Episode 232 (June 6, 2017, 6:00pm)
Topics: Envision Cambridge Roundtable; Mass. Democratic party platform; short-term rental regulation
Episode 229 (May 23, 2017, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: ranked choice voting advocacy in Cambridge and elsewhere in Massachusetts; the role of City Council committees vs. unofficial (and not especially public) working groups
Episode 230 (May 23, 2017, 6:00pm)
Topics: May 22 City Council meeting, affordable housing in Somerville, short-term rentals and more
Episode 227 (May 16, 2017, 5:30pm) [materials] w/Patrick Barrett
Topics: Cambridge politics and the municipal election [audio]
Episode 228 (May 16, 2017, 6:00pm) w/Patrick Barrett
Topics: City Council candidates, their political bases, and their viability [audio]
Episode 225 (May 9, 2017, 5:30pm) [materials] w/Patrick Barrett
Topics: death of former City Councillor Bob Moncrieff, vacancies on the Central Square and Harvard Square Advisory Committees, Participatory Budgeting, the Outstanding City Employee Awards
Episode 226 (May 9, 2017, 6:00pm) w/Patrick Barrett
Topics: Misbehavior of a city councillor at last week's Budget Hearing; this week's Budget Hearings; the AirBnB Question; and the issue of long-term vacant properties and how best to deal with them.
Episode 223 (May 2, 2017, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: 2017 municipal election and some recent developments in the field of candidates
Episode 224 (May 2, 2017, 6:00pm)
Topics: FY2018 Budget Hearings, Ranked Choice Voting in Cambridge and elsewhere
Episode 221 (Apr 25, 2017, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: drawn from Apr 24 Cambridge City Council meeting, including the FY2018 Budget and the proposed Surveillance Ordinance
Episode 222 (Apr 25, 2017, 6:00pm)
Topics: Envision Cambridge Working Groups and general concerns about long-term planning
Episode 219 (Apr 18, 2017, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: Women in Comedy, Cambridge Science Festival, and more
Episode 220 (Apr 18, 2017, 6:00pm)
Topics: Mass. Turnpike Realignment and other infrastructure
Episode 217 (Apr 4, 2017, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: national issues & municipal politics; City Council order calling for impeachment of the President, upcoming civic and other opportunities
Episode 218 (Apr 4, 2017, 6:00pm)
Topics chosen from the Apr 3 City Council meeting, including discussion of police presence in City Hall and Central Square; updates on municipal election candidates
Episode 215 (Mar 28, 2017, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics chosen from the Mar 27 Cambridge City Council meeting, including water rates, Harvard Square Kiosk, school construction costs, bamboo, recycling for small businesses, and Central Square.
Episode 216 (Mar 28, 2017, 6:00pm)
Topics: survey of the potential City Council and School Committee candidates in the 2017 Cambridge municipal election, and the Cambridge Candidate Pages.
Episode 213 (Mar 21, 2017, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: State Championship victory of the CRLS Boys Basketball team, some upcoming civic events, design review of MIT-Kendall projects, and a curious zoning petition that appeared at the Mon, Mar 20 City Council meeting regarding short-term rentals
Episode 214 (Mar 21, 2017, 6:00pm)
Topics: zoning and short-term rentals, changes to the Smoking Ordinance, and the proposed changes to the Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance that was passed to a 2nd Reading at the Mon, Mar 20 City Council meeting
Episode 211 (Mar 7, 2017, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: Upcoming events, Police Commissioner search, new municipal election candidates
Episode 212 (Mar 7, 2017, 6:00pm)
Topics: items discussed and acted on at the Mar 6 City Council meeting
Episode 209 (Feb 28, 2017, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: School Committee member Kathleen Kelly - budget and more
Episode 210 (Feb 28, 2017, 6:00pm)
Topics: civic opportunities, Feb 27 City Council highlights
Episode 207 (Feb 21, 2017, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: effect of national politics on the Cambridge municipal elections, the current minibond sale, and the recent update by MIT about plans for the Volpe site
Episode 208 (Feb 21, 2017, 6:00pm)
Topics: Roundtable meeting of School Committee/City Council, municipal election candidates, Feb 13 City Council highlights, Inclusionary Zoning and Planned Unit Developments (PUDs)
Episode 205 (Feb 7, 2017, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: Patriots' win, events in DC, civic opportunities, partial recap of Feb 6 City Council meeting
Episode 206 (Feb 7, 2017, 6:00pm)
Topics: Partial recap of Feb 6 City Council meeting, unfinished matters, roster of possible candidates for the 2017 Cambridge municipal election.
Episode 203 (Jan 31, 2017, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: National events, announcements, recap of Jan 30 City Council meeting
Episode 204 (Jan 31, 2017, 6:00pm)
Topics: Recap of Jan 30 City Council meeting
Episode 201 (Jan 24, 2017, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: Women's March, Inaugural comments, Volpe site, Envision Cambridge
Episode 202 (Jan 24, 2017, 6:00pm)
Topics: Jan 23 Council recap, Events
Episode 199 (Jan 17, 2017, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: Voter turnout 2016, Envision Cambridge, Village Green Preservation Society.
Episode 200 (Jan 17, 2017, 6:00pm)
Topics: Campaign finance 2015, comments on 200th Anniversary show.
Episode 197 (Jan 10, 2017, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: Outdoor lighting, Central Square, Harvard Square, and emerging candidates for the 2017 municipal election
Episode 198 (Jan 10, 2017, 6:00pm)
Topics: Outdoor lighting, Central Square, Harvard Square, and emerging candidates for the 2017 municipal election
Episode 195 (Jan 3, 2017, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: civic infrastructure, slates, new candidates, etc.
Episode 196 (Jan 3, 2017, 6:00pm)
Topics: unfinished business
Episode 193 (Dec 27, 2016, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: Looking Back at 2016
Episode 194 (Dec 27, 2016, 6:00pm)
Topics: Looking Back at 2016 (continued); Looking Ahead to 2017 (including names of some new candidates)
Episode 191 (Dec 20, 2016, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: Dec 19 City Council meeting; meeting on Harvard Square development & preservation
Episode 192 (Dec 20, 2016, 6:00pm)
Topics: Participatory Budgeting winners; a 1987 poem about Central Square; Little Free Libraries for Central Square; and the upcoming Zero Waste Plan.
Episode 189 (Dec 6, 2016, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topic: Berkshire Street fire.
Episode 190 (Dec 6, 2016, 6:00pm)
Topics: Speed limit reduction to 25mph, Participatory Budgeting, Central Square Restoration Petition.
Episode 187 (Nov 29, 2016, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: Lucius Paige; possible late night MBTA bus service; MIT development plans and potential at MIT/Kendall, the Volpe site, the northwest campus, and at Mass. Ave.; Cambridge Boards & Commissions; and Monday's Roundtable meeting on Cambridge's status as a Sanctuary City.
Episode 188 (Nov 29, 2016, 6:00pm)
Topics: Sanctuary City; Central Square Restoration Petition; recent meetings of the Central Square Advisory Committee and the Envision Cambridge Advisory Committee
Episode 185 (Nov 22, 2016, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: Sanctuary cities, non-citizen voting
Episode 186 (Nov 22, 2016, 6:00pm)
Topics: Bicycle Safety Plan, Inclusionary Zoning, Harvard Square future
Episode 183 (Nov 15, 2016, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: Local election results; Louis DePasquale takes the oath of Office
Episode 184 (Nov 15, 2016, 6:00pm)
Topics: David Maher to move to Chamber of Commerce; Ranked Choice Voting wins in Maine
Episode 181 (Nov 1, 2016, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: Recap of Oct 31 City Council meeting
Episode 182 (Nov 1, 2016, 6:00pm)
Topics: Recap of Oct 31 City Council meeting
Episode 179 (Oct 25, 2016, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: Early Voting, Inman Square changes, Media and the Elections, Broadband Task Force
Episode 180 (Oct 25, 2016, 6:00pm)
Topics: Broadband Task Force, Charter Schools Roundtable, Municipal Lighting Ordinance
Episode 177 (Oct 18, 2016, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: Recap of Oct 17 City Council meeting, esp. bike-related Orders
Episode 178 (Oct 18, 2016, 6:00pm)
Topics: Bicycle safety; demographic analysis of the Sept 8 primary, 26th Middlesex House district
Episode 175 (Oct 11, 2016, 5:30pm) [materials]
Topics: presidential debates, Red Sox elimination, a death in Porter Square, Riverside zoning
Episode 176 (Oct 11, 2016, 6:00pm)
Topics: The Foundry, charter school opinions, absentee ballots, Early Voting
Episode 173 (Oct 4, 2016, 5:30pm) [materials] Episode 174 (Oct 4, 2016, 6:00pm)
Episode 171 (Sept 27, 2016, 5:30pm) [materials] Episode 172 (Sept 27, 2016, 6:00pm)
Episode 169 (Sept 13, 2016, 5:30pm) [materials] Episode 170 (Sept 13, 2016, 6:00pm)
Episode 167 (Sept 6, 2016, 5:30pm) [materials] Episode 168 (Sept 6, 2016, 6:00pm)
Episode 165 (Aug 23, 2016, 5:30pm) with Ronald Benjamin [materials] Episode 166 (Aug 23, 2016, 6:00pm)
Episode 163 (Aug 9, 2016, 5:30pm) [materials] Episode 164 (Aug 9, 2016, 6:00pm)
Episode 161 (Aug 2, 2016, 5:30pm) [materials] Episode 162 (Aug 2, 2016, 6:00pm)
Episode 159 (July 26, 2016, 5:30pm) [materials] Episode 160 (July 26, 2016, 6:00pm)
Episode 157 (July 19, 2016, 5:30pm) - 1996 episode of original Cambridge InsideOut
[Bob Moncrieff's 1996 article on demise of rent control]
Episode 158 (July 19, 2016, 6:00pm) - 1996 episode of original Cambridge InsideOut
Episode 155 (July 12, 2016, 5:30pm) [materials] - featuring the Cambridge Water System Episode 156 (July 12, 2016, 6:00pm)
Episode 153 (July 5, 2016, 5:30pm) [materials] Episode 154 (July 5, 2016, 6:00pm)
Episode 151 (June 28, 2016, 5:30pm) [materials] Episode 152 (June 28, 2016, 6:00pm)
Episode 149 (June 21, 2016, 5:30pm) [materials] Episode 150 (June 21, 2016, 6:00pm)
Episode 147 (June 14, 2016, 5:30pm) [materials] Episode 148 (June 14, 2016, 6:00pm)
Episode 145 (June 7, 2016, 5:30pm) [materials] Episode 146 with Luis Vasquez (June 7, 2016, 6:00pm)
Episode 143 (May 31, 2016, 5:30pm) [materials] Episode 144 (May 31, 2016, 6:00pm)
Episode 141 (May 24, 2016, 5:30pm) [materials] Episode 142 (May 24, 2016, 6:00pm)
Episode 139 (May 17, 2016, 5:30pm) with Will MacArthur [materials] Episode 140 (May 17, 2016, 6:00pm)
Episode 137 (May 10, 2016, 5:30pm) [materials] Episode 138 (May 10, 2016, 6:00pm)
Episode 135 (May 3, 2016, 5:30pm) [materials] Episode 136 (May 3, 2016, 6:00pm)
Episode 133 (Apr 26, 2016, 5:30pm) [materials] Episode 134 (Apr 26, 2016, 6:00pm)
Episode 131 (Apr 19, 2016, 5:30pm) [materials] [audio] w/Patrick Barrett Episode 132 (Apr 19, 2016, 6:00pm) [audio] w/Patrick Barrett
Episode 129 (Apr 12, 2016, 5:30pm) [materials] Episode 130 (Apr 12, 2016, 6:00pm)
Episode 127 (Apr 5, 2016, 5:30pm) Episode 128 (Apr 5, 2016, 6:00pm)
Episode 125 (Mar 29, 2016, 5:30pm) [materials] Episode 126 (Mar 29, 2016, 6:00pm)
Episode 123 (Mar 22, 2016, 5:30pm) [materials] Episode 124 (Mar 22, 2016, 6:00pm)
Episode 121 (Mar 15, 2016, 5:30pm) [materials] Episode 122 (Mar 15, 2016, 6:00pm)
Episode 119 (Mar 8, 2016, 5:30pm) [materials] Episode 120 (Mar 8, 2016, 6:00pm)
Episode 117 (Mar 1, 2016, 5:30pm) - Super Tuesday Episode 118 (Mar 1, 2016, 6:00pm)
Episode 115 (Feb 23, 2016, 5:30pm) - InsideOut goes Presidential! Episode 116 (Feb 23, 2016, 6:00pm)
Episode 113 (Feb 16, 2016, 5:30pm) [materials] - Picture Show, Part 1 Episode 114 (Feb 16, 2016, 6:00pm) - Picture Show, Part 2
Episode 111 (Feb 9, 2016, 5:30pm) [materials]
with Michael Orr, Waste Reduction Mgr, DPW on the Bag Ban
Episode 112 (Feb 9, 2016, 6:00pm)
discussion of current issues (possibly including the presidential primaries!)
Episode 109 (Feb 2, 2016, 5:30pm)
1992 Tip O'Neill interview (part 2) on Cambridge: Inside Out
Episode 110 (Feb 2, 2016, 6:00pm)
1992 Tip O'Neill interview (part 3) on Cambridge: Inside Out
Episode 107 (Jan 26, 2016, 5:30pm) [materials]
updates and discussion of current issues
Episode 108 (Jan 26, 2016, 6:00pm)
1992 Tip O'Neill interview (part 1) on Cambridge: Inside Out
Episode 105 (Jan 12, 2016, 5:30pm) - with Anthony Galluccio Episode 106 (Jan 12, 2016, 6:00pm) - with Anthony Galluccio
Episode 103 (Jan 5, 2016, 5:30pm) - with Marc McGovern [materials] Episode 104 (Jan 5, 2016, 6:00pm) - with Marc McGovern
Episode 101 (Dec 29, 2015, 5:30pm) - Looking ahead to 2016-17 Episode 102 (Dec 29, 2015, 6:00pm) - Looking ahead to 2016-17
Episode 99 (Dec 22, 2015, 5:30pm) - Looking back at 2014-15 Episode 100 (Dec 22, 2015, 6:00pm) - Looking back at 2014-15
Episode 97 (Dec 15, 2015, 5:30pm) - materials Episode 98 (Dec 15, 2015, 6:00pm)
Episode 95 (Dec 8, 2015, 5:30pm) w/Patrick Barrett Episode 96 (Dec 8, 2015, 6:00pm) w/Patrick Barrett
Episode 93 (Dec 1, 2015, 5:30pm) - materials Episode 94 (Dec 1, 2015, 6:00pm)
Episode 91 (Nov 17, 2015, 5:30pm) - materials Episode 92 (Nov 17, 2015, 6:00pm)
Episode 89 (Nov 10, 2015, 5:30pm) Episode 90 (Nov 10, 2015, 6:00pm)
Nov 3, 2015 - 8:00pm to 12:00pm - Election Night Live Coverage with Susana Segat and Robert Winters
Episode 87 (Nov 3, 2015, 5:30pm) Episode 88 (Nov 3, 2015, 6:00pm)
Episode 85 (Oct 27, 2015, 5:30pm) - materials Episode 86 (Oct 27, 2015, 6:00pm)
Episode 83 (Oct 20, 2015, 5:30pm) - materials Episode 84 (Oct 20, 2015, 6:00pm)
Episode 81 - Cambridge InsideOut returns (Oct 13, 2015, 5:30pm) Episode 82 - Cambridge InsideOut returns (Oct 13, 2015, 6:00pm)

Cambridge InsideOut Returns on Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Cambridge InsideOut is returning to CCTV weekly starting Tuesday, October 13 at 5:30pm and 6:00pm. The back-to-back programs will be produced by Robert Winters and Judy Nathans. The producers will host the first programs, but other Cambridge luminaries will occasionally serve as guest hosts on the programs. We will often have guests on the programs in addition to providing news and commentary on current Cambridge civic and political matters. Videos of the programs will be made available after the live shows. Questions? Suggestions?

on hiatus
Episode 79 with Terry Smith - Part 1 (Aug 19, 2014, 5:30pm) Episode 80 with Terry Smith - Part 2 (Aug 19, 2014, 6:00pm)
Episode 77 with Patty Nolan - Part 1 (Aug 5, 2014, 5:30pm) Episode 78 with Patty Nolan - Part 2 (Aug 5, 2014, 6:00pm)
Episode 75 with Brian Corr - Part 1 (July 29, 2014, 5:30pm) Episode 76 with Brian Corr - Part 2 (July 29, 2014, 6:00pm)
Episode 73 with Marc McGovern - Part 1 (July 22, 2014, 5:30pm) Episode 74 with Marc McGovern - Part 2 (July 22, 2014, 6:00pm)
Episode 71 (July 15, 2014, 5:30pm) - News and events, July 2014 and beyond (Part 1) Episode 72 (July 15, 2014, 6:00pm) - News and events, July 2014 and beyond (Part 2)
Episode 69 (July 1, 2014 at 5:30pm) with guest Rozann Kraus featured highlights from the June 30 City Council meeting, updates from the state legislature, and transportation safety in Cambridge. Episode 70 (July 1, 2014 at 6:00pm) with guest Rozann Kraus focused on transportation safety in Cambridge.
Episode 67 (June 24, 2014) of "Cambridge InsideOut" featuring news and commentary from around town Episode 68 (June 24, 2014) of "Cambridge InsideOut" featuring news and commentary from around town
Episode 65 (June 17, 2014) of "Cambridge InsideOut" featuring tales from the Mass. Democratic Party Convention in Worcester Episode 66 (June 17, 2014) of "Cambridge InsideOut" featuring news and commentary from around town
Episode 63 (June 10, 2014) of "Cambridge InsideOut" with Glenn Koocher (Part 1) Episode 64 (June 10, 2014) of "Cambridge InsideOut" with Glenn Koocher (Part 2)
Episode 61 (June 3, 2014) of "Cambridge InsideOut" - News and Commentary (Part 1) Episode 62 (June 3, 2014) of "Cambridge InsideOut" - News and Commentary (Part 2)
Tues, May 20, 5:30pm
Episode 59 (May 20, 2014) of "Cambridge InsideOut" with City Councillor Craig Kelley (Part 1)
Tues, May 20, 6:00pm
Episode 60 (May 20, 2014) of "Cambridge InsideOut" with City Councillor Craig Kelley (Part 2)
Tues, May 13, 5:30pm
Episode 57 (May 13, 2014) of "Cambridge InsideOut" with School Committee member Fran Cronin (Part 1)
Tues, May 13, 6:00pm
Episode 58 (May 13, 2014) of "Cambridge InsideOut" with School Committee member Fran Cronin (Part 2)
Tues, May 6, 5:30pm
Episode 55 (May 6, 2014) of "Cambridge InsideOut" with State Rep. Marjorie Decker on the state budget
Tues, May 6, 6:00pm
Episode 56 (May 6, 2014) of "Cambridge InsideOut" - Upcoming events, the FY2015 Budget, and news updates
Tues, Apr 22, 5:30pm
Episode 53 (Apr 22, 2014) of "Cambridge InsideOut" with Mayor David Maher (Part 1)

Tues, Apr 22, 6:00pm
Episode 54 (Apr 22, 2014) of "Cambridge InsideOut" with Mayor David Maher (Part 2)
Tues, Apr 15, 5:30pm
Episode 51 (Apr 15, 2014) of "Cambridge InsideOut" with guest Dennis Carlone (Part 1)

Tues, Apr 15, 6:00pm (RW only)
Episode 52 (Apr 15, 2014) of "Cambridge InsideOut" with guest Dennis Carlone (Part 2)
Tues, Apr 8, 5:30pm
Episode 49 (Apr 8, 2014) of "Cambridge InsideOut" with guest Dennis Benzan (Part 1)

Tues, Apr 8, 6:00pm
Episode 50 (Apr 8, 2014) of "Cambridge InsideOut" with guest Dennis Benzan (Part 2)
Tues, Apr 1, 5:30pm
Episode 47 (Apr 1, 2014) of "Cambridge InsideOut" with guest Saul Tannenbaum (Part 1 on municipal broadband)
Tues, Apr 1, 6:00pm
Episode 48 (Apr 1, 2014) of "Cambridge InsideOut" with guest Saul Tannenbaum (Part 2 on civic technology)
Tues, Mar 18, 5:30pm
Episode 45 (Mar 18, 2014) of "Cambridge InsideOut" with guest Tim Toomey (Part 1)
Tues, Mar 18, 6:00pm
Episode 46 (Mar 18, 2014) of "Cambridge InsideOut" with guest Tim Toomey (Part 2)
Tues, Mar 11, 5:30pm
"The Cambridge Idea" and the roots of civic reform in the 20th Century with Gavin Kleespies
Episode 43 (Mar 11, 2014) of "Cambridge InsideOut": The "No License Movement" with guest Gavin Kleespies
Tues, Mar 11, 6:00pm
Cambridge Historical Society with Gavin Kleespies
Episode 44 (Mar 11, 2014) of "Cambridge InsideOut": Cambridge Historical Society with guest Gavin Kleespies
Tues, Mar 4, 5:30pm
News updates: Democratic caucuses and statewide elections, an update on the options for the Foundry Building, and the possibility of public restrooms for people who use the Cambridge Common.
Episode 41 (Mar 4, 2014) of "Cambridge InsideOut": News and Views (Part 1)

Tues, Mar 4, 6:00pm
News updates: Disposition of the Sullivan Courthouse, naming rights for T stations, School Committee policy change regarding middle school mathematics, the MIT report on the need for graduate student housing, and the promise of the opening of H-Mart soon in Central Square.
Episode 42 (Mar 4, 2014) of "Cambridge InsideOut": News and Views (Part 2)
Tues, Feb 25, 5:30pm
Episode 39 (Feb 25, 2014) of "Cambridge InsideOut": A Conversation with Brian Corr of the Cambridge Peace Commission
Tues, Feb 25, 6:00pm
Episode 40 (Feb 25, 2014) of "Cambridge InsideOut": A Look Back at the Early Days of Cambridge Recycling

Tues, Feb 18, 5:30pm
State Sen. Sal DiDomenico - Family's East Cambridge history. Topics: Education - particularly early ed, community development, election reforms, public safety, and how things have changed since I was a kid growing up in Cambridge at the old Harrington School and CRLS.
Episode 37 (Feb 18, 2014) of "Cambridge InsideOut": A Conversation with State Senator Sal DiDomenico (Part 1)
Tues, Feb 18, 6:00pm
State Sen. Sal DiDomenico
Episode 38 (Feb 18, 2014) of "Cambridge InsideOut": A Conversation with State Senator Sal DiDomenico (Part 2)
Tues, Feb 11, 5:30pm
Denise Simmons
Episode 35 (Feb 11, 2014) of "Cambridge InsideOut" with guest Denise Simmons (Part 1)
Tues, Feb 11, 6:00pm
Denise Simmons
Episode 36 (Feb 11, 2014) of "Cambridge InsideOut" with guest Denise Simmons (Part 2)
Tues, Jan 28, 5:30pm
Discussing Foundry options with guest Rozann Kraus (Part 1)
Episode 33 (Jan 28, 2014) of "Cambridge InsideOut": Discussing Foundry options with guest Rozann Kraus (Part 1)
Tues, Jan 28, 6:00pm
Discussing Foundry options with guest Rozann Kraus (Part 2)
Episode 34 (Jan 28, 2014) of "Cambridge InsideOut": Discussing Foundry options with guest Rozann Kraus (Part 2)
Tues, Jan 14, 5:30pm (RW only)
A Conversation with City Councillor Marc McGovern (Part 1)
Episode 31 (Jan 14, 2014) of “Cambridge InsideOut”: A Conversation with City Councillor Marc McGovern (Part 1)
Tues, Jan 14, 6:00pm (RW only)
A Conversation with City Councillor Marc McGovern (Part 2)
Episode 32 (Jan 14, 2014) of "Cambridge InsideOut": A Conversation with City Councillor Marc McGovern (Part 2)
Tues, Jan 7, 5:30pm
guest Alice Turkel (Part 1)
Episode 29 (Jan 7, 2014) of "Cambridge InsideOut" with guest Alice Turkel (Part 1)
Tues, Jan 7, 6:00pm
guest Alice Turkel (Part 2) and comments on mayoral election
Episode 30 (Jan 7, 2014) of "Cambridge InsideOut" with guest Alice Turkel (Part 2) and comments on mayoral election
Episode 27 (Dec 17, 2013, 5:30pm) of "Cambridge InsideOut" - Updates and the end of the 2012-13 City Council term Episode 28 (Dec 17, 2013, 6:00pm) of "Cambridge InsideOut" - Reflections on the exit of four city councillors
Episode 25 (Dec 10, 2013, 5:30pm) of "Cambridge InsideOut" - Focus on Porter Square with guest John Howard (Part 1) Episode 26 (Dec 10, 2013, 6:00pm) of "Cambridge InsideOut" - Focus on Porter Square with guest John Howard (Part 2)
Episode 23 (Dec 3, 2013, 5:30pm) of "Cambridge InsideOut" - The Recount Commences Episode 24 (Dec 3, 2013, 6:00pm) of "Cambridge InsideOut" - Looking Deeper at the Ballot Data
Episode 21 (Nov 26, 2013, 5:30pm) of "Cambridge InsideOut" with guest Marjorie Decker Episode 22 (Nov 26, 2013, 6:00pm) of "Cambridge InsideOut" - Analyzing the ballot data
Episode 19 (Nov 19, 2013, 5:30pm) of "Cambridge InsideOut" - Notes on a possible Recount Episode 20 (Nov 19, 2013, 6:00pm) of "Cambridge InsideOut" - On Vacancies and Cambridge Boards & Commissions
Episode 17 (Nov 12, 2013, 5:30pm) of "Cambridge InsideOut" - A detailed look at the 2013 Cambridge election results and possible recount Episode 18 (Nov 12, 2013, 6:00pm) of "Cambridge InsideOut" - Boulder vs. Cincinnati vs. Fractional transfer methods in Cambridge's PR elections

Tues, Nov 5, 8:30pm - Live Election Night coverage of the Preliminary PR Count

Episode 15 (Oct 29, 2013, 5:30pm) of "Cambridge InsideOut" with City Council candidates Dennis Carlone and Dennis Benzan

Episode 16 (Oct 29, 2013, 6:00pm) of "Cambridge InsideOut" with City Council candidates Denise Simmons and Minka vanBeuzekom

Episode 13 (Oct 22, 2013, 5:30pm) of "Cambridge InsideOut" with guest Jesse Kansen-Benanav (Part 1)

Episode 14 (Oct 22, 2013, 6:00pm) of "Cambridge InsideOut" with guest Jesse Kansen-Benanav (Part 2)

Episode 11 (Oct 15, 2013, 5:30pm) of "Cambridge InsideOut" with guest Alice Wolf (Part 1)

Episode 12 (Oct 15, 2013, 6:00pm) of "Cambridge InsideOut" with guest Alice Wolf (Part 2)

Episode 9 (Oct 8, 2013, 5:30pm) of "Cambridge InsideOut" features visits from School Committee candidates Elechi Kadete and Patty Nolan

Episode 10 (Oct 8, 2013, 6:00pm) of "Cambridge InsideOut" features visits from Cambridge School Committee candidates Patty Nolan and Joyce Gerber

Tues, Oct 1, 5:30pm - The Incumbents - City Council

Episode 7 (Oct 1, 2013, 5:30pm) of "Cambridge InsideOut" features phone interviews with City Council candidates (Part 1)

Tues, Oct 1, 6:00pm - The Incumbents - School Committee

Episode 8 (Oct 1, 6:00pm) of "Cambridge InsideOut" features phone interviews with City Council candidates (Part 2)

Tues, Sept 24, 5:30pm - The Wisdom of Veterans - City Council

Episode 5 (Sept 24, 2013, 5:30pm) of "Cambridge InsideOut" features guest Anthony Galluccio (Part 1)

Tues, Sept 24, 6:00pm - The Wisdom of Veterans - School Committee

Episode 6 (Sept 24, 2013, 6:00pm) of "Cambridge InsideOut" features guest Anthony Galluccio (Part 2)

Tues, Sept 17, 5:30pm - The Issues - City Council election
Economic development (esp. Kendall Square); Community development (esp. Central Square)
Housing and affordability; Choice of City Manager, City Council Goals
Environmental issues - local; Environmental issues - global, climate
Transportation: motor vehicles, traffic, bikes, MBTA; Public safety/security - cameras
Civic Unity - racial, economic, town/gown
City administration: departments, boards, commissions, service delivery
Municipal Finance; Use of technology

Episode 3 (Sept 17, 2013, 5:30pm) of "Cambridge InsideOut" addressed some of the Big Issues in the City Council election

Tues, Sept 17, 6:00pm - The Issues - School Committee
Innovation Agenda; Special Education
Advanced learners; Buildings - cost and long-range plans
Enrollment; Academic achievement, gaps
Controlled choice

Episode 4 (Sept 17, 2013, 6:00pm) of "Cambridge InsideOut" addressed some of the Big Issues in the School Committee election

Tues, Sept 10, 5:30pm

Introduction of program - history, Koocher acknowledgement

History and purpose of ranked choice voting (PR) in Cambridge
Thomas Wright Hill (1821), Thomas Hare (1857), John Stuart Mill, Henry Richmond Droop (1881); early reform efforts in Cambridge, National Civic League; 1938 Plan E legislation, 1938 and 1940 elections.

How to vote a PR ballot

Tabulation of the ballots: quota, surplus transfer (Cincinnati method), series of runoffs.

Discussion of advantages/disadvantages of PR-STV; anecdotes - 1941 (83 candidates), 1945 Arthur Drinkwater, 1991 Wolf/Walsh

Episode 1 (Sept 10, 2013, 5:30pm) of "Cambridge InsideOut - The Sequel" featured PR voting in Cambridge

Tues, Sept 10, 6:00pm

The Candidates - 2013

Quick run-through using online pictures and brief information.

Use stickers on map to show where they live

Set up web page or pages with just pictures, addresses, years served (incumbents)

City Council and School Committee candidates

References to Candidate Pages

Episode 2 (Sept 10, 2013, 6:00pm) of "Cambridge InsideOut - The Sequel" introduced this year's municipal election candidates

Possible Future Topics and Wish List of Guests (suggestions welcome):

Fred Levy, Frank Duehay, Michael Sullivan, Kathy Born, anyone from the City administration with programs or events to promote

Youth On Fire - This was suggested by John Gintell who spoke glowingly about this group who had work with him and the GLBT Commission.

Representative from the East Cambridge Planning Team (ECPT) to address current topics, e.g. Courthouse building, Foundry building

Cambridge City Planning from the early days through the Growth Policy Document to today

Chronology of Interim Parking Freeze, Vehicle Trip Reduction Ordinance, and current environmental and transportation planning in Cambridge

Charles River Edge - bridges, paths, dams, proposals that were realized and those that have not yet been realized

Chronology and highlights of Central Square studies, visions, plans over the last 35 years

The ongoing debate about supply, demand, and cost of Cambridge housing; market vs. subsidized; regional perspectives

Various topics in Cambridge history from the 17th Century through today

Additional informational programs on proportional representation and other voting systems

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